My name is REAU!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Pasadena, California - REAU
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United Hope for Animals LA

Facts about REAU

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10649169-N/A


United Hope for Animals (UHA) is a volunteer group and does not have a facility for animals.  This pet is part of our Shelter Support Program at the Baldwin Park Shelter. For more information about the pet, the adoption process, or our program please contact the Volunteer Adoption Coordinator listed below.

Pet Information

CONTACT:  For more information on Reau, please contact Jennifer at (310) 570-6053 or Teri at  (310) 500-9000, or via email at or


Introducing REAU (pronounced “row”). 

REAU is a gorgeous 5-6 year old neutered male black purebred lab, currently living with a foster family in Culver City (Los Angeles).  He is a big boy at 100 lbs and stands at around 27" floor to shoulder. A complete love bug, Reau is just one of those perfect family dogs. He loves being with people, getting lots of cuddles and kisses, and gets along just fine with the family cat and other dogs.

Reau was rescued from a neglectful situation where he wasn’t well cared for, was let loose to run around the neighborhood, and the owners decided they didn’t have time to take care of him anymore.

Reau is one of those great labs that is easy to be with and does everything right - he isn’t food aggressive and he’s not going to beg you for food at the dinner table. No worries about him raiding the trash or digging in the yard!  He has never had an accident in the house and is fully house trained. Reau sleeps inside on his own bed and never climbs on the furniture. And unlike his foster mom’s friends dogs, Reau is no counter surfer!

Reau was just taken to the vet in September and is up to date with shots and is now chipped.  The vet said Reau is in excellent health. He was also just professionally groomed and the groomer had no issues bathing him, clipping his nails, drying him or crating him. That’s the kind of easy going dog you want!

Reau has been in a temporary foster home for about 30 days and he is doing very well. 

Reau’s foster family recently paid $1200 to have him go through an intensive 10 day training program with a professional dog trainer where he lived at her house for the duration. Reau knows the following commands: sit, lay down, come (inside the house and yard), “watch me” (or look at me), “leave it” (to drop things), shake, down-stay (for limited times – that needs work but he knows what it means), “wait” – which his foster moms use at the door coming and going so he doesn’t rush in or out. 

He is very friendly and gentle with people and kids and dogs - a perfect indoor family dog.  In his prior home he lived with a dog and kids and he lived with a dog at the trainer’s home. However, he wasn’t too keen on the chaos of the dog park so he mostly avoided the other dogs there.  A classic lab, he has never shown aggression to people or dogs.

Because of his training, he is doing pretty well on leash, especially given that he had not had any previous training. His moms use a gentle leader, but he will need some additional leash work due to his size and the recent nature of his training. 

He is not completely reliable off-leash and his foster moms are working on “come” in limited fenced areas (small distances).  They have left him alone in their house for a few hours with no problems (no destruction), however he seems to have some separation anxiety so he will probably do best in a home where his new owners are familiar with dogs and know how to help him through this recent anxiety and get him settled. It is likely just because he has just moved into a new home after years in a prior home - that makes a lot of dogs anxious.  Reau does well in the car, but does need to be buckled in, otherwise he tends to climb into the front seat when his moms get out of the car.

Reau is just one of those great, sweet labs that any family would be happy to have as an indoor companion. He’s not a dog to leave out back though! He wants your love and attention and he’ll give lots of it, and lots of loyalty, in return.
Here is how you can reach Reau’s foster moms: Jennifer at (310) 570-6053 or Teri at  (310) 500-9000, or via email at or


About United Hope for Animals LA

About Our Rescue Group...

United Hope for Animals is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to creating a world where our relationship with animals is guided by compassion and responsibility. We actively work toward bringing an end to the needless suffering of companion animals through community-based programs here at home and across the border.

The statistics are sobering: Together, one unspayed female dog, her unaltered mate and their offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in six years. Even with its prevalent spay/neuter programs, the United States euthanizes more than 6 million dogs and cats each year. Through our Shelter Support Program, we work in partnership with local shelters to reduce this number by raising public awareness about the overpopulation crisis faced by shelters, facilitating rescue and adoption of sheltered animals, and, in the process, bringing identity and dignity to the many lives that would otherwise pass anonymously through an overburdened animal control system.

Across the border, we sponsor a regular Spay/Neuter clinic to provide spay/neuter services to families who could not otherwise afford them, and through our Pererra program work to provide a humane and gentle passing to pets who have no other options.

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Please contact the Volunteer Adoption Coordinator listed in the ad for more information. (Please note that you are calling a volunteer, not a facility.)

For pets that are part of our Shelter Support Program at either the Baldwin Park or Downey shelters, you may also contact or visit the shelter directly. For more information on our Shelter Support Program, visit

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process for UHA foster pets requires an application, phone interview, and home check.

For more information about the adoption process of pets that are part of our Shelter Support Program, visit